Politics and Advocacy

The first part of this chapter helps you bring to the surface some of the misgivings about what is ‘political’ in order to establish a level of comfort with the subject. This lays the foundation for further learning and action. The exercises in this chapter are also useful for more experienced activists who may think of politics only in terms of formal public decision-making such as political parties, legislatures, and government. The exercises can help to extend their political thinking to the informal realms of decision-making in organizations, communities, and families.